Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 18 facts about Paramaribo!
- Paramaribo is the capital city of Suriname.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Pah-rah-mar-ee-bo.
- Paramaribo was founded back in 1603!
- The total land area of Paramaribo is 70 square miles (182 square kilometres)…
- …that’s almost double the size of Bristol.
- Paramaribo’s population was 234,000 in 2014…
- …that’s around half the population of Bristol…
- …and gives it a population density of around 3,343 residents per square mile.
- Paramaribo is located 10 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Paramaribo are known as Surinamese.
- Surinamese living in Paramaribo enjoy a tropical rainforest climate with no true dry season as each month averages more than 60mm of rain fall! Despite the wet weather, the average annual temperature is a delightful 27°C, with a record low of 15°C!
- Heading off to Paramaribo? If you’re flying solo you’ll need the coordinates of 5.8667° N, 55.1667° W.
- Make sure you visit the historic inner city if you’re in Paramaribo; it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site with grand timber houses, constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries in a Dutch architectural style.
- The official language of Paramaribo is Dutch.
- Looking to marry someone from Paramaribo? If they’re under 30 you’ll need written permission from their parents before the wedding can go ahead!
- Surinamese Dollar is the official currency here.
- Suriname welcomed 249,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Paramaribo for its stunning architecture, warm weather and the incredible natural forests which surround the city.
- Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Paramaribo? You can make cheap calls to Paramaribo with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 00597.
For all the latest news in Paramaribo, head over to the Suriname Times website.